December 16, 2011


Ukraine needs to replant winter crops throughout three million hectares



Ukraine will need to replant winter crops throughout the areas of 2.4-3 million ha, said Nikolai Prysiazhnyuk, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, on December 13.


According to him, condition of winter crops sowings is a rather complex issue. Nearly 30% of winter crops sowings perished, and 70% - in poor condition.


To date, the Ministry is developing a series of measures aimed for replanting, and also the reduction of prices for fertilisers, fuel and lubricants to agrarians.


The Ministry is waiting for results of over-wintering, and most likely agrarians will sow soy, corn and barley throughout the perished winter crops sowings.

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